Hands-on with the Motorola DROID 2

Hands-on with the Motorola DROID 2
With less than a year under its belt, the Android device that managed to get the platform rolling into high gear is giving way to its eventual successor – the Motorola DROID 2. Right on cue for its nationwide roll out, the Motorola DROID 2 seemed to come out of nowhere to follow up to their strong showing with the Motorola DROID X and possibly shake things up for consumers since it's landing at the same time as the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Since the original DROID was such a hit, Motorola retained a similar design style with the DROID 2 – which is the safe route for them to follow. However, we didn't experience the same feeling we had when taking it out of the box for the first time and holding it when compared to its predecessor. In similar fashion, the DROID 2 sports that streamlined industrial design, but corners are more rounded than the original – which is distinctly noticeable with the area outlining the touchscreen. We quickly absorbed the elegance that the handset embodies, but there is no denying that the luster isn't as profound as the original since it remains faithful. Unfortunately, the same monotonous action is required in opening up the handset to reveal the QWERTY – but it would've been nice to see some kind of snapping mechanism employed. Regardless of that, we're happy to see that buttons on the QWERTY are bubbled to allow for a better distinction between keys. Now one of the exciting parts about the handset is the fact that it comes out of the box with Android 2.2 Froyo, so owners will be able to experience the superior performance it'll have to offer. Naturally there are going to be people out there who will run to their local Verizon store to scope a unit for themselves, but if you're a little torn right now due to the vast options available to you, then we would recommend that you sit back, relax, and read our Motorola DROID 2 Review!

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